Sunday, April 11, 2010

Green Thumb Sunday


A few more Spring Blossoms.

PJM Rhododendron

daffodils


Dicentra 'Gold Heart' Bleeding Heart

Hellebore (can anyone identify this?)


Another peek at some of the rest of the indoors Amaryllis bulbs...

:-)

17 comments:

Rosemary said...

Spring is a wonderful time of the year and your flowers are certainly announcing that.

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

My bleeding hearts are a bit behind yours, but they are new from last fall. Also, I found the VA bluebells!!

The Garden Ms. S said...

Your 'Gold heart' dicentra is looking gorgeous. I have such a soft spot for bleeding hearts. Wait! Does that make me a bleeding heart for bleeding hearts?? lol.

Happy Sunday!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Rosemary, It's again a very exciting Spring! Hope you're enjoying great weather! :-)

Monica, You are a bit north of us... so that doesn't surprise me. Yea!! I'm happy the Virginia Bluebells are making an appearance! Just wait a year or two. :-)

Garden Ms. S - If you're right, so am I! :-) Happy Sunday to you, too.

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

Wow, your PJM is BEAUTIFUL. They are boarderline hardy here, mine is small, sparse, and produces few if any blooms. Somewhat reminiscent of a Charlie Brown Christmas tree. Lovely post. :)

Patsi 'Garden Endeavors' said...

Haven't seen my Bleeding Hearts but then again they were all near the big tree that came down. Think PJM Rhododendron are the best !
Nice selection for GTS.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Rebecca, I love the PJM! I planted a very small one in a shadier area of our backyard about 5 years ago. It's not more than a couple feet tall (at most) yet, but it's going to have a few more blossoms this year than last! :-)

Patsi, Oh, that would be a shame, if your bleeding hearts had been wiped out, Patsi. Surely they'll grow, don't you think??
Things just keep growing and blooming and I just keep raking and raking! ;-) Actually, I'm nearly done, I think!!

Gail said...

Love the gold foliage on the bleeding heart! It must be lovely in the shade garden. I have PJM's "Olga Mezzitt"...she's such a lovely pink. How do they fair in the midwest? They kind of puny out on us over the years! gail

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Gail, Rhodies must be somewhat sequestered from the elements in order to do well here. (Same with azaleas.) This bleeding heart was planted last year, so I'm really looking forward to seeing this foliage as a bright spot in the shady garden! :-) Did you enjoy your Easter weekend??

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

The 'Gold Heart' is such a pretty one, I've been hearing about that one. I love the rhodie and it's cute little flowers. They are just starting to bloom around here.

Kate said...

Hi, Shady!
It's official. I truly am the only gardener on the planet not growing Hellebore. Such a lovely flower.

I like your masthead, too. The Jack Frost Brunnera is always a happy sign of spring in my gardens. They keep my bleeding hearts company.

Fun stuff. :)

Grace Peterson said...

Beautiful signs of spring, SG! Methinks your garden looks way more lovely than your neighbor's.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Catherine, I'm looking forward to watching "Gold Heart" in the shade this summer! :-)

Kate, You'll have to get one now! (Peer pressure!) Hellebores are SO pretty, aren't they?? Don't worry, I read about them YEARS ago in a magazine and it took me until 3 years ago to get a couple! ha.

Hi Grace, You are sweet. But I'm not going to tell my neighbors! ;-)

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Shady,
Things are looking great your way. Your hellebore reminds me of my orientalis ones, but they all don't look just like each other, either, so I'm not sure.

I love your bleeding heart. My 2, one white, are just starting to bloom. It's spring! Yay!

Thanks for letting me know the name of my pulmonaria.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Sue! I only have two types of bleeding hearts also... the other is the original variety. I moved my one plant from our other house (which I planted 30 years ago!!). I'm thinking the hellebore might be orientalis... wonder why I can't find the order?? ;-)

Northern Shade said...

It looks like you have the whole spectrum of spring shades in your garden now, Shady. Your Rhododendron is so vibrant. I wish they were more hardy here. My bleeding heart shoots are just emerging now, and I can't wait to see the lovely blooms.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Northern, I'm sorry I haven't taken time to do much visiting lately. I really need to see what's happening at your place these days!